Adding a little bit of ganoderma mushroom extract to your coffee is a great way to incorporate the reishi mushroom into your diet and enjoy its many health benefits. The most popular ways to eat reishi mushroom are either mixed into coffee or tea, or by taking extract supplements.
Mushrooms in your coffee probably sounds a bit strange if you’re unfamiliar with the practice. But in China and other Eastern civilizations, the ganoderma mushroom is considered a highly medicinal herb that is used to treat a variety of health problems.
Why you should add mushroom extract your coffee
The reishi mushroom is known to reduce blood sugar levels in people who consume it. It also helps stimulate the liver and bile production, which helps to filter and flush toxins from your body. It also contains many antioxidants which are helpful in warding off free radicals.
There are many more health benefits to the mushroom than this, as well. It is still considered an alternative medicine at this point in the Western world, but many people with cancer use the product because of its healing properties.
Product comparison of coffee with mushroom extract
You could buy ground mushrooms and then add them manually to the coffee, but I do not recommend this because the mushrooms are very coarse and fibrous and it does not dissolve readily into the coffee. It is better to buy a pre-made coffee product that includes the mushroom in its ingredients.
The easiest way to enjoy these healthy mushrooms in your coffee is to purchase a brand of coffee that has already added it into the mix. There are several good brands, although the products can be hard to find at your local stores.
If you do prefer to buy locally, I recommend you search specialty health food stores because you are most likely to find the coffee there. Whole Foods stores sometimes stock it as well.